This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Office of Suffolk County, Boston. (No. 13,459.) He orders the payment of all his just debts, " in the number of which I reckon the money due by my son Bartholomew to Thomas Hancock, Esq., for goods he had of him, for which I was answerable, and of which I have paid already the greatest part." " Secondly and lastly, I order that my estate shall be equally divided among my loving children Andrew, Margaret, Jane, and my son Bartholomew if alive, and I do appoint my two daughters Margaret and Jane to execute this my last will and testament, in witness chap. xi. No longer represented in Boston by a distinct,7SO religious corporation, the Huguenot element in that town continued to be illustrated by some conspicuous names. Foremost among these was the name of Faneuil. Upon the death of Andrew, in 1738, his fortune, "the greatest of any " in the place, went by will to his nephew Peter, the eldest son of Benjamin, of New York. Peter Faneuil was a sagacious and an energetic merchant, intent upon gain, yet lavish in expenditure. His letter-books, which have been preserved, give a graphic picture of the man of business and the high-liver, keenly looking after his pecuniary interests, and at the same time thoughtful of his wine-cellar and of his kitchen. His " handsome chariot, " with the family arms, must have been the admiration of the town. Peter1s exterior was not impressive. Of low stature and dropsical habit, his complexion was swarthy, and he had been lame from childhood.1 The hot temper, which effervesces in his correspondence, must have found expression in speech and gesture as well, with little regard to personal dignity. But he was also a man of whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. Andrew Le Mercier." A codicil added February 3, 1764,...
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